German Wirehaired Pointer

German Wirehaired Pointer


The German Wirehaired Pointer was developed in the late 19th and early 20th century to be a versatile hunting dog breed, a job at which it still excels today. Their excellent nose and stamina are prized by hunters around the world, but they also make great companions for active families who can provide an outlet for this dog’s high energy levels.AniMall24 recommends a dog bed to give your medium sized German Wirehaired Pointer a good night’s sleep. You should also pick up a dog toy to help burn off your puppy’s high energy.


Can be independent and willful, with a tendency to wander if not kept active and challengedCan be distrustful of strangers and aloof with everyone but his familyIf left alone too long he may develop separation anxietyCan be slow to housebreakCan be aggressive towards other dogs, especially males. Many have a strong instinct to chase cats and will take over cats and other small pets.A bored German Wirehaired Pointer can tear up your house and yard.Young German Wirehaired Pointers (up to about 2 years of age) romp and jump with great vigour, and things and people can fly off.To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill or pet shop. Look for a reputable breeder who tests their breeding dogs to make sure they are free of genetic diseases that can be passed on to puppies and that they have a sound temperament.


German hunters looking for a hardy dog that could hunt any type of game in any terrain created the German Wirehaired Pointer in the late 19th century. In it they blended the best qualities of the Pointer, Poodle and Foxhound to develop a versatile dog that could point and retrieve on land and in water, regardless of the climate or environment, distinguished from the German Shorthaired Pointer not only by its coat, but also by its size – slightly larger with a longer body – but also by differences in head shape and temperament. The two breeds were developed separately, the Shorthair being slightly older and crosses of different breeds were used to develop each. The German Wirehaired Pointer was admitted to the German Kartell for dogs in 1928. It was imported to the United States in the 1920s, and in 1953 the German Drahthaar Club of America was formed, and the breed was admitted to the AKC in 1959, when the parent club officially changed to the German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America. Today it remains a much loved hunting companion.